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Porcelain Gallbladder
Maria A. Manning, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Porcelain gallbladder (PGB)
            • Synonyms

              • Gallbladder calcifications, calcifying cholecystitis
            • Definitions

              • Intramural calcification of gallbladder wall, uncommon manifestation of chronic cholecystitis

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Schnelldorfer T: Porcelain gallbladder: a benign process or concern for malignancy? J Gastrointest Surg. 17(6):1161-8, 2013
                                      2. O'Connor OJ et al: Imaging of cholecystitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 196(4):W367-74, 2011
                                      3. Lack EE. Pathology of the Pancreas, Gallbladder, Extrahepatic Biliary Tract, and Ampullary Region. Oxford University Press, 2003
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Porcelain gallbladder (PGB)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Gallbladder calcifications, calcifying cholecystitis
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Intramural calcification of gallbladder wall, uncommon manifestation of chronic cholecystitis

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Schnelldorfer T: Porcelain gallbladder: a benign process or concern for malignancy? J Gastrointest Surg. 17(6):1161-8, 2013
                                                                          2. O'Connor OJ et al: Imaging of cholecystitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 196(4):W367-74, 2011
                                                                          3. Lack EE. Pathology of the Pancreas, Gallbladder, Extrahepatic Biliary Tract, and Ampullary Region. Oxford University Press, 2003